Tag: literature

Romance of Three Kingdoms

So I’m reading Romance of the Three Kingdoms in honor of jumping back into Dynasty Warriors. For those of you unaware, they both take place in the late 100s through early to mid 200s during a tumultuous time in China where the Han Dynasty fell after… Continue Reading “Romance of Three Kingdoms”

Write the Great American Novel

Watched The Great Gatsby last night. It’s been a good long while since I read the book, so I’ll likely have to do that soon. But it reminded me of a lot of lessons. There are a lot of youths out there who, while writing, have… Continue Reading “Write the Great American Novel”

Learning to read Writer’s Market

I’ve started looking through the 2014 Writer’s Market book for short stories and novels. It’s been fascinating. And a warning, this is very stream of consciousness. I’m sorry. After last year, I learned a lot. If it says “We accept all nonfiction, fiction, and… Continue Reading “Learning to read Writer’s Market”

Lessons Learned from Romance Novels

I’m 30 pages into a romance novel. I get that’s not a lot. By the time I was that far into Game of Thrones, I was terrified of the things Viserys was doing to his sister and had to put the book down for many… Continue Reading “Lessons Learned from Romance Novels”

If I were turning 20

I’m nearly 30. I wrote on facebook about a sign I saw that said “I don’t have birthdays. I level up.” This has been true. After my 30th birthday I will get published, go on a mission trip to Guatemala (and learn how to… Continue Reading “If I were turning 20”

Prime Writing Time

I was once told that writers have a moment of time where they write the best. When I heard this, during my college years, I decided to find my best time to write. Now, as with any good writer, this fluctuates. I can write… Continue Reading “Prime Writing Time”

Book Endings

I’m reading a good book I picked up on a hunch while in an airport. While I said I was going to finish two books I already had, this came to my attention and boy did it grip that attention. The Boneshaker is a steampunk,… Continue Reading “Book Endings”

Challenge Your Writing

I want to start by saying I always have something to write. Sometimes I have too many things to write. Every once and a while, I just want someone from the audience to tell me what to write, whether they give a starting point… Continue Reading “Challenge Your Writing”

Missing Gilgamesh

What is this? A writing that isn’t sappy and teenager in its emotional immaturity? Alas, I have found something to write about aside from my emotional stunting. But don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be back at it by tomorrow. I saw a friend asking… Continue Reading “Missing Gilgamesh”

Coming to Expect the Exceptions

When taking a novel class, we spoke about how a novel is ultimately a number of improbable events occurring at the same time, in a string, as to make an interesting story. This just doesn’t happen in real life. We have short periods of… Continue Reading “Coming to Expect the Exceptions”